2¢ Worth: The Mysterious Howling was my first audiobook and I am glad to say, I am sold. The story is about a nineteenth century brand new graduate of governess school, who unwittingly becomes the governess to three sweet but wild children. The story of how she prepares her charges for presentation to polite society is both endearing and often comical. I loved hearing the Incorrigibles evolve. But the part I enjoyed the most is the mystery. Someone is trying to sabotage the kids and the story ends with a mystery, some strange noises, and the promise of more secrets to come. Be prepared to have this book leave you pondering theories.
Words aloud: As I stated before, I am new to audios. But the one thing I have learned already, is that an audiobook is only as good it's narrator. Katherine Kellgren did an amazing job convincing me she is in fact the voice of the prim, proper, and plucky British governess Penelope Lumley. She was also great with the various voices of the supporting characters. Honestly, I rather miss her reading to me and can't wait to find more books narrated by her.
Wooed: Penelope is one funny lass. Her thoughts and imagination had me smiling almost the entire time.
Whippersnappers: Clean but be forewarned, the social issue of hunting is addressed and it is obvious that the writer is not a fan.
Word to the wise: While this story is written for children, Penelope's reflections will definitely appeal to adults.